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Katalognummer: CHAM1119-021
AN IMPRESSIVE CHAM GOLD PENDANT DEPICTING A DANCING FIGURE
Central or southern Cham kingdom, Tra Kieu Style, 11th – 12th century. A beautifully embossed gold pendant depicting a dancing figure in the center. The dancer is surrounded with scroll motifs as well as 12 inlaid gemstones (amethyst, zircon), three densely set to either side of the figure’s head and three more loosely set to either side of the torso and legs.

Provenance: From the collection of Dr. Istvan Zelnik, Hungary. Dr. Zelnik has built one of the most fascinating and vast collections of South East Asian artworks during the past 4 decades. His collection is considered one of the three most important published collections in the world and he is the director of the Hungarian South and Southeast Asian Research Institute. An official attest by the Hungarian South and Southeast Asian Research Institute signed by Dr. Zelnik can be provided to the high bidder upon request after payment for the object has been made in full.

A private owner, acquired from the above several years ago.

Condition: Overall good condition with usual traces of wear, some minor damage in the front and back as well as fine patina and soil encrustations.

Weight: 18.9 g
Dimensions: Height 9.2 cm, Width 6.6 cm
Metallurgic analysis: Fine gold content 685/1000

Published: Gold Treasures of the Cham Kingdoms from the Collection of Dr. Zelnik Volume 2, no. 79 (page 82-83), Budapest 2008.

Metallurgic Analysis
The data from the metallurgic analysis posted in the catalogue entry for each lot in this auction relates to the proportion of fine gold contained in the gold alloy only. It does not relate to the gross weight of the lot, as the gross weight typically consists of the weight of the gold alloy and the weight of other materials added to the lot such as gemstones, soil encrustations, casting cores or other metals processed within the lot.

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